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"Survey" or "review" articles are academic publications that organize and summarize the current state of research on a given topic in a novel way that integrates and adds understanding to work in the field. For questions related to the peer-review process, use the 'peer-review' tag instead.

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What is the difference between Survey, SMS, and SLR

I wonder if there is actual difference among a survey, systematic mapping study, and a systematic literature review? All of them involve three main phases: specifying research questions and search ...
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Long delay after article was "Provisionally accepted"

I submitted an article around July last year to a IOPscience journal and after the first round of revisions I sent my response letter and my article with the suggested changes. Then after the second ...
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Revision without reviewer comments [duplicate]

Last year october, i have submitted one of my review paper to a reputed journal in springer.On march i received a mail saying that a minor revision is required along with reviewers comments.I have ...
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What should I do if I receive an email asking for minor corrections in a manuscript, with no reviewer comments? [closed]

I have received a mail yesterday saying that I should do some minor corrections in my manuscript, but there are no reviewer comments included. How should I proceed in this case?
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Searching for articles containing a phrase in the full-text body but are absent from the title and abstract

I have just started work on a systematic review, and this will be my first one! I am currently a bit stumped because I've been told to "search pubmed", however from past experience I worry ...
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Collatz conjecture proof [closed]

A while ago a submitted an article to ENT about the Collatz conjecture, it consists the proof that I derived from within the structure stress theory which is a theory a I devolved to view the Riemann ...
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What does "Awaiting Reviewers Selection" in scholarone means [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal that used scholarone and the reviewers recommended a major revision. I addressed every single comment of reviewers and made all the suggested changes. Now, it is in ...
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Assessing bias in experiments on immortalized cell lines? [closed]

I'm writing a systematic review on endothelial cell cultures undergoing a certain treatment. In all studies included, the cultures come from an immortalized cell line. I'm assessing bias in the ...
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Is publishing a selection of conference articles into a single massive journal article "surveying the latest results" just gaming the system?

QUESTIONS: Is publishing a selection of articles presented at a conference into a single massive journal article "surveying the latest results" in an area just a way to game the system (and ...
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Taxonomy of an ACM CSUR(Computing Survey) survey paper

I am new to the research domain and recently submitted a survey paper to ACM Computing Survey Journal (CSUR). After the first review, one reviewer commented, Taxonomy is missing, and ACM CSUR paper ...
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Revised manuscript for a long time [duplicate]

We have submitted a review to high-impact factor journal in Elsevier, and after 15 days only, the reviewing process has ended with major revision. We addressed the suggested point carefully and the ...
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Potential Plagiarism of Published Papers when writing Survey Paper

I am in the process of writing a survey paper, and found one conference publication A that I will cite. Additionally, I found a journal publication B that I almost would have included in the survey, ...
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What category of peer-reviewed journals are more receptive to the idea of Conceptual Review Articles? [closed]

Given my personal experience, it boils down to the task of finding an open-minded editor/journal. "Conceptual Papers: can bridge existing theories in interesting ways, link work across ...
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Which set of results to cite when there are contradicting numerical results between articles

I am working on a literature review of various machine learning models doing the same general tasks, both to learn the theory and challenges involved and also to find the current state-of-the-art and ...
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When writing a review article, is it okay to cite recent preprints?

I am currently writing a review paper (for the first time) on an emerging topic, and the problem is that almost all the sources that I found regarding this topic are preprints on arxiv. I wanted to ...
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Why aren't systematic reviews present in electrical engineering journals?

I am an electrical engineering PhD student (computational electromagnetics) and recently I learned about systematics reviews, which seem to be the norm in the health sciences. I tried to search for ...
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Finding correct articles for SLR from different databases?

I have to do a systematic literature review (SLR) as part of a university course. I have found all search terms etc, but now I have to narrow down the search to research articles. I've been stuck for ...
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How to write a survey paper in mathematics? [closed]

I want to write a survey article on one research topic, and on this topic, not much research has been done. Very few articles are available in the literature. To me, it seems an interesting topic to ...
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what does means Paper status: Finished? [duplicate]

I submitted my paper to a journal. After 6 mounth with status: under review, yesterday the status changed to "paper status: Finished". I don't understand what does means by this?
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About writing survey papers in the Computer science field [duplicate]

I am confronted with the task of writing a survey paper, the advisor collected for me a number of papers to study and summarize and I suspect they would come up with the schema and structure of the ...
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What does it mean for a review to be "synthetic"? [duplicate]

The term "synthetic" is often used to describe review papers, such as in the title Multi-touch tables and the relationship with collaborative classroom pedagogies: A synthetic review What ...
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Is it a good idea to turn my PhD thesis' introduction into a survey paper?

The goal of my PhD was to design a particular device. Such a ldesign requires many considerations, because the structure has many "moving parts" and available upgrades. The topic has been ...
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Does not receiving an Initial Decision in the time estimated by the journal's editor indicate rejection? [duplicate]

I submitted a cover letter through the journal's website contact form (which has no option to upload a file) and recieved an email confirming receipt by the editor who stated their interest to read ...
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How should I reference the original work in a survey paper?

For example, if I want to dedicate a subsection of my survey paper to another research paper, I believe I need to reference the original paper. However, how should I do that? This subsection will have ...
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Can I only consult surveys when writing a research proposal?

Suppose, I need to write a research proposal for a Ph.D. application, and I have limited time on my hand as the deadline is approaching very fast. My topic is as follows: A novel multiscale method ...
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Can I write a systematic review as an undergraduate and get it published in a journal?

I am an undergraduate of Animal and Environmental Biology. I don't have much research experience, but I have taken some courses on research writing and have assisted some senior students in their ...
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how to read papers for writing a literature review article [closed]

After following a rigorous literature selection, inclusion and exclusion criteria, I have finalized (around 200) research articles for my review paper. However, now I don't know how to read those ...
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Do short surveys belong in conference papers? Or just survey journals?

I was just wondering if a short survey on the literature belongs on a conference paper (10 pages max). Is it an option to submit the short survey (focuses specifically on an area) to a conference and ...
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Writing a Survey Paper on the recent research

I am interested in a research topic (say X). I see several survey papers on X, but they all date back to 2013. I can't find a recent survey paper from 2013 to 2022. I feel a need to get a recent ...
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Can (or should) text from a study protocol be reused when preparing a manuscript for submission to an academic journal?

In an attempt to follow best practices in open sciences, I drafted, published, and shared a protocol for a systematic literature review. I have since completed the data collection and extraction ...
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Systematic Reviews: Is there a systematic way to decide which databases and sources to search?

I am conducting a systematic review with meta-analysis soon and wondering, is there a systematic way to decide on which databases and other sources (publications and grey literature) to search? It ...
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What makes a Literature Review paper good?

I am currently doing my research thesis project for my Masters/PhD in area “X”. As expected, the first 2 months has been literature review, to actually know what I am doing. The thing is, I haven’t ...
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Publishing a Theoretical Article in Urban Planning

Is publishing a paper only with theoretical knowledge deemed okay? I was invited by an editor (through a lecture series) to publish a paper in an Urban Planning journal. I wrote two articles and they'...
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Should I use strikethrough while the article revision? [duplicate]

I got an email from a reputed journal of Taylor & Francis pointing to the Major Revision of our systematic review article. As an author, I started the revision work by colouring the revised text &...
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Structured literature review in relatively new field - how to approach?

I plan to write a structured literature review in a relatively new field in which only a few peer reviewed articles already exist. How would you approach this? Find articles in adjacent topics and ...
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Is it acceptable to do a meta-analysis for a systematic review done by somebody else? [closed]

I hope I'm asking in the right place. Otherwise, I apologize. I'm a medical student and I want to do a systematic review and meta-analysis on a therapy of a certain disease. In the literature, there ...
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How to formulate a REVIEW paper in true sense? [closed]

Many thanks in advance for taking time to read this question. Recently, as a group of students, we reviewed a certain topic in Machine Learning. The supervisor asked us to prepare a survey paper on ...
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What are benefits of writing a survey paper?

Currently, I am in 4th year of my Ph.D. and my area of research is very big and quite active. Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, no one has ever written a survey paper that could summarize ...
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Does the authors opinions or solutions to the reviewed problem have to be inculded in a review paper?

I have submitted a review article and one reviewer stated "Authors should propose their solution(s) in this topic based on the analysis of different literatures." So my question is: it is ...
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What happen if the reviewer reject, but the editor give major revision? [duplicate]

Dears I submitted a paper, after 4 months I received major revisions from 2 reviewers. I made all the required amendments and submit again. One reviewer suggested to accepts it as is, the second didn'...
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Writing a topical review paper with co-author(s)

Let assume a journal accepted a topical review proposal I submitted. It's often a good approach for a student like me (PhD student) to coauthor the paper with a more experienced researcher who is ...
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Is better to make your own image or utilise the cited paper's image in a review?

Background: I am writing a review paper and have cited a paper who's model I want to include in the review. Question: Is it better to create a picture which denotes my own understanding of the model ...
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Is it advisable to add an appendix section in a review paper? [closed]

Background: There is an untapped aspect of a domain which I am currently writing a review paper in. The review paper is encompassing the domain in general. I want to add a short one page proposal of ...
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Weightage of a review paper on an undergraduate CV

Background: CS Undergraduate applying to CS PhD (USA) I am involved in a review paper as a 2nd author. The review paper is of a very high quality and most likely will get accepted in a journal with a ...
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Should I review a Paper of NonSci journal

I am researcher in computer science in India. Very recently I got an email stating that my work is great and they want me to review research papers. I check about the journal. It is not SCI indexed ...
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What are the duties of the reviewer when reviewing a literature survey/review paper?

What are the minor and major concerns that the reviewer should be concerned about and what improvement suggestions should they take in mind when reviewing a survey/review paper? Are their duties for ...
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I published a review article in a journal that is not well known. Can I include it in my CV?

A few months ago I published a review in this journal . Given that the journal is in Italian (although the review is available in both Italian and English) and that it is handled by a local university,...
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Structure of a review paper with author's unpublished data [closed]

I am wondering how to structure a review paper that contains a small portion of the authors' unpublished empirical research results. These unpublished data only account for maybe 2% of all the data ...
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Why are review articles cited more frequently than original research articles?

Review articles generally receive more citations compared to original research articles. In my mind, it should be the other way around, as journal guidelines generally solicit researchers to cite ...
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Can one without a single paper on a topic write a review paper about it?

I am faculty in a technical field, and I started exploring a new research direction that I could work on in the coming years. I have not worked yet on this particular topic I am exploring, but after ...
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